September 21, 2020, Faculty Council Meeting

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Faculty Council Meeting: Zoom, 2:15 PM

Monday, Sept. 21 Agenda

Secretary's Report

Approval of Minutes

  1. Minutes of the Special Faculty Council Meeting of May 4, 2020 (D 18226-18235).
  2. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of July 13, 2020 (D 18316-18321).

Business & Legislation

  1. Proposed Land Acknowledgment to be Adopted by The University of Texas at Austin (D 18514-18518)—Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante (Associate Professor and Director, Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies) and Circe Sturm (Professor, Anthropology).
  2. Update from the COVID Planning Executive Committee—Charlotte Canning (Professor, Theatre and Dance, and Past Chair, Faculty Council)
  3. Update on Current Struggles Facing Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Kouang Chan (Student Ombudsperson and Director).
  4. Best Practices for Teaching with Rigor and Compassion in Era of COVID-19 Pandemic— Matthew R. Russell (Faculty Development Specialist – Online and Blended Learning, and Lecturer, Rhetoric and Writing).

Announcements & Comments

  1. The State of the University Address has been postponed until the spring.
  2.  Civitatis Award nominations due in the Office of the General Faculty by October 16.
  3. Faculty Council members’ Grievance Hearing Pool representatives due in the Office of the General Faculty.
  4. The annual meeting of the General Faculty will be held on October 12 at 2:15 pm via Zoom and will be immediately followed by the second meeting of the Faculty Council.

PowerPoint Slides


September 21, 2020 Minutes

Audio/Video Recording

Audio Recording (MP3)